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30 Nov 2012

FIRELIGHT IN THE NEWS

Teens Launch World AIDS Day Social Media Campaign
The Santa Cruz Sentinel

Kristen Stewart and Anya Barca-Hall only learned about World AIDS Day, which happens on Dec. 1 every year, a month ago.

 

3 Nov 2012

FIRELIGHT IN THE NEWS

When Volunteer Work Blossoms
The New York Times

I’VE always volunteered because I thought it was the right thing to do. I started volunteering in eighth grade as a teacher’s aide.

 

24 July 2012

FIRELIGHT IN THE NEWS

AIDS Orphan Cradle Project Comes to D.C.
The Huffington Post 

As the International AIDS Conference this week focuses primarily on adults who have been impacted by HIV/AIDS, a local art school will shift the emphasis to the children who have been orphaned by the disease, repurposing a symbol of parental care and infant peace: the cradle.

 

17 May 2012

FIRELIGHT IN THE NEWS

Humble Advice for Facebook's New Millionaires
An op-ed from Firelight founders Kerry Olson and Dave Katz, The San Francisco Chronicle

Facebook is going public on Friday. The company's market valuation at the end of its first day of trading could top $100 billion. Instantly, scores of Facebook employees will become millionaires.

 

1 Dec 2011

FIRELIGHT IN THE NEWS

From Different Corners of the World: Mothers Make A Difference
ABC.com, World AIDS Day feature

As a little girl living in the suburbs of Detroit in the 1960's, I remember lying awake at night trying to wrap my head around the fact that many children around the world didn’t have what I had. I didn’t know what it meant to be truly hungry, to not be able to go to school, or to grow up without the loving care of my parents.

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19 Aug 2010

FIRELIGHT IN THE NEWS

The Fire Behind the Brand: Firelight Founder Kerry Olson
Notes on the Road

At seven years old, Kerry Olson was organizing fundraiser fairs in her backyard for humanitarian organizations complete with ring tosses and stuffed animal prizes. Today, she's the vibrant, passionate founder of Firelight Foundation, an organization based in Santa Cruz, California supporting children and communities impacted by HIV, AIDS and poverty in sub-Saharan Africa.

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1 July 2010

FIRELIGHT NEWS

Building on Success: Firelight Becomes a Public Charity

As we celebrate our tenth year of grantmaking, Firelight Foundation is taking the exciting step of incorporating as a public charity, building on the momentum of public support and recognition we have gained over the last decade.

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4 April 2010

FIRELIGHT IN THE NEWS

Firelight Foundation offers grassroots support to those orphaned by AIDS
by John Sammon, The Santa Cruz Sentinel

"Our objective is to make the lives of these children bearable," said Rufaro Mutsau, founder of Ingalo Zomusa, a support group based in one of the poorest and most rural parts of her native Zimbabwe.

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March

2010

FIRELIGHT IN THE NEWS

10 Minutes With Suzana Grego, Firelight Foundation
Funders Concerned About AIDS e-News 

"Suzana shared with us how their [Firelight's] blend of communications and advocacy is advancing their outreach strategy and helping to build the profile and capacity of their grantee-partners."

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13 March

2010

FIRELIGHT IN THE NEWS

It Is Never Too Late Until It Is
Jonathan Lewis' blog: I On Poverty

"Kerry Olson and Peter Laugharn run the Firelight Foundation which takes on the toughest problems in the toughest neighborhoods in the world. Defying the artificial metrics of scale and “efficient” leveraging, they provide high-touch, long-term and true neighborhood empowerment in Africa."

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Spring

2010

FIRELIGHT IN THE NEWS

Let's Ask Our Members: How Did You Become a Grants Manager?
GMN Examiner, Grants Managers Network

A feature on Scott Pietka, Firelight Grants Administrator.

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18 Feb

2010

FIRELIGHT IN THE NEWS

Insights from a Pro
Thought>Action>Impact eJournal, Council on Foundations

If you’re interested in learning about global philanthropy, Peter Laugharn should be one of the first people you talk with....

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Sept 2009

FIRELIGHT SEPTEMBER EVENTS

Firelight Hosts Petronella Nenjerama, Co-Founder of Justice For Children Trust (Santa Cruz, San Francisco, Campbell, CA, September 15 - 17, 2009)

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17 June 2009

FIRELIGHT IN THE NEWS

Reflections on Public Service by Firelight Executive Director
Commons, Haas Center for Public Service at Stanford University

In the Summer 2009 edition of Commons, a publication produced by the Haas Center for Public Service at Stanford University, Firelight Executive Director and Stanford alumnus Peter Laugharn describes the important role that public service has played in his own career path. In his piece "Reflections from an Alum," Laugharn urges students and faculty to remember how vast the possibilities are "for serving globally" and how small local efforts can have huge global impacts. To read "Reflections," click on the PDF and scroll to page 13.

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8 June 2009

FIRELIGHT IN THE NEWS

President & Founder of Firelight Grantee Girl Child Network Honored as 'CNN Hero'

A few days ago, CNN, CNN Headline News, CNN International, and CNN en Español premiered a feature story naming Betty Makoni—founder and president of Firelight grantee, Girl Child Network (GCN) in Zimbabwe—a 'CNN Hero' and drawing attention to her work "protecting the powerless". To view Betty's 'Heroes' page on CNN.com and watch her appearances on CNN News and 'Larry King Live,' click here.

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12 May 2009

JOINT PRESS RELEASE

Firelight Welcomes New Global AIDS Coordinator, Urging Focus on Children

The Coalition on Children Affected by AIDS (CCABA), the Firelight Foundation, the Children Affected by AIDS Foundation, The Consultative Group on Early Childhood Care and Development, The Diana, Princess of Wales Memorial Fund, Global Action for Children, the Health Psychology Unit, Royal Free and University College Medical School, London, and the Human Sciences Research Council congratulate Dr. Eric Goosby on his nomination to lead PEPFAR, the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief, as the Ambassador at Large and Global AIDS Coordinator.

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30 Apr 2009

FIRELIGHT & GRANTEE FEDOMA IN THE NEWS

"NGO Fights for Disabled School Children," by Lameck Masina, Voice of America Online

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11 Nov 2008

FIRELIGHT IN THE NEWS

Q & A on Philanthropy, by Stephanie Strom, The New York Times

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24 July 2008

FIRELIGHT IN THE NEWS

Santa Fe Cradle Tour: Santa Fe Businesses Raise Awareness and Funds in Support of Children Orphaned by AIDS in Africa Through Cradle Exhibition and Book Sales
SantaFe.com

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8 June 2008

FIRELIGHT IN THE NEWS

’Cradle’ Hopes to Nurture Africa
by Dan Mayfield, Albuquerque Journal

 

3 June 2008

FIRELIGHT IN THE NEWS

Symbolizing a growing crisis in Africa
by Jessica Adams, LocalIQ.com

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31 May 2008

FIRELIGHT IN THE NEWS

Kids join hands in lesson on poverty and activism: Wood Gormley students learn about poverty as they create artwork for fundraiser exhibit,” by John Sena, The New Mexican

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28 Feb 2008

PRESS RELEASE

Firelight Foundation Announces Peter Laugharn as New Executive Director

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28 Nov 2007

PRESS RELEASE

Firelight Honored to Be Recognized as a ‘Wise Giver’ by Geneva Global & Profiled by Barron’s

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28 Nov 2007

FIRELIGHT IN THE NEWS

Giving Wisely
by Suzanne McGee, Barron’s Magazine

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28 Nov 2007

FIRELIGHT IN THE NEWS

Wise Givers: Kerry Olson Brings Firelight to Children Orphaned by AIDS,” by Tim Ogden and Carrie Lauppe, BeyondPhilanthropy.org [article summary]

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